Day 241 Mile 241: Running Sans Moustache 

20170829_105154-01Day 241 Mile 241: Running Sans Moustache.  Today it happened, I actually took the plunge and had a shave! This may not seem particularly relevant to a blog which purports to be largely about running, but in a sense it is absolutely vital.

I’m running every day this year, partly for me and partly to raise money and awareness for CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association).  As someone who was born with a cleft lip and palate this is something close to my heart. I’ve had a moustache for quite a while now and couldn’t quite square the circle between talking about raising awareness while also hiding behind it. Like many facial things be that the obvious marks of having been born with a cleft, or indeed having a moustache, for better or worse they become a part of ones identity and the filter through which you engage with the world and others.

I realised that in an odd way, I was mainly worried about friends being disappointed that my moustache had gone (which was quite cool and a definite talking point), so on the strength of that and in the name of a dose of self confidence… it has gone.

Thanks to my daughter (aged 8) for taking time out of her busy online lifestyle to ride her bicycle alongside me for today’s run, it was a hoot!

I’m running a mile each day everyday for 2017. If you feel you can sponsor me please do, as all the money raised will go to the Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) who provide services all across the UK to support people affected by it.

Distance: 1657.7 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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Thanks as ever for all the support!

Ed

Today’s earworm, prompted by my running companion!

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